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Potential merits of a minimum wage floor in the furlough scheme

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1101: tabled on 05 November 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with deep concern recent data from the Office for National Statistics showing that over 2 million workers have been paid less than the National Minimum Wage this year; further notes that this is a near five-fold increase on 2019; believes that it is unacceptable that anybody is ever paid less than the National Minimum Wage; notes that the ONS figures show that the vast majority of this increase in those paid below the minimum wage is the result of workers being put onto the furlough scheme; and calls on the Government to introduce a floor in the furlough scheme to ensure that no worker is paid less than the National Minimum Wage.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 9 November 2020
Leicester East
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2020
Easington
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2020
Liverpool, Riverside
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2020
Coventry South
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2020
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2020
Nottingham East
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2020
East Lothian
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2020
Birkenhead
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2020
Salford and Eccles
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2020
Wansbeck
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2020
Rochdale
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2020
Glasgow South West
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 November 2020
Strangford
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 November 2020
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 November 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 November 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 November 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 November 2020
Glasgow Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 November 2020
East Antrim
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2020
Brent Central
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2020
City of Durham
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2020
Luton South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.